Water activity

St. Lucia: Cape Vidal Snorkeling Adventure

Water activity

St. Lucia: Cape Vidal Snorkeling Adventure

From US$ 25.13 per person

Discover the underwater wonders of Cape Vidal on this exciting snorkeling adventure. Swim through the waters of iSimangaliso Wetland Park in search of stingrays, octopus, butterfly fish, sturgeon fish, and more, then end the trip with a hot drink.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, Dutch


  • Discover the wonders of Cape Vidal's underwater world
  • See around 50 different species of fish as well as stingrays and octopus
  • Explore parts of a fascinating shipwreck that is believed to have sunk whilst searching for gold
Full description
Meet your friendly instructors in Cape Vidal, just an hour drive through iSimangaliso Wetland Park from St. Lucia. The park is a protected area that runs along the coast of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Provice, and is home to an abundance of hippos, crocodiles, penguins, flamingos, elephants, giraffes, and leopards, spanning across the various landscapes. The adventure begins with a safety briefing on the beach and time to get kitted out with all the snorkel gear. Next, head into the water for a 1 to 1.5-hour exploration of Cape Vidal’s underwater world. Follow your instructor as you go in search of marine life, with the opportunity to see stingrays, octopus, butterfly fish, sturgeon fish, and many more. By the end of the trip, you will have spotted around 50 different species of fish. Back on dry land, warm up with a cup of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate as you page through the fascinating fish ID book to point out what you have seen.
  • Snorkel gear
  • Hot drink
  • Transport to Cape Vidal (this is self-drive experience, the meeting point is the small petrol station in Cape Vidal)
  • Park entrance fee
  • Wetsuits (available to hire for an additional R50 per person)

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Meeting point

• The meeting point at the little petrol station/marine office at Cape Vidal beach • Cape Vidal is about an hour drive from St Lucia through the iSimangaliso Wetland Park • Enter at the Bhangazi Gate into Cape Vidal (accessed from McKenzie street in St Lucia). Drive all the way down the tarred road into the Cape Vidal campsite and keep going until road stops. The ocean will be on your left hand side, there is a small petrol pump on your right and a wooden marine office and restrooms in front of you. This is the meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals

Know before you go

  • In Cape Vidal, snorkeling adventures are restricted to the low tide and therefore meeting times vary from day to day
  • The local partner will contact you about the exact meeting time
  • If you would like to spend the day in the park, the supplier suggests you bring a picnic lunch as there is only a small basic shop in Cape Vidal
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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December 2, 2022

We had a great snorkeling experience with Ian as our guide. Saw lots of different fish - water was sparkling clear. The brief was interesting and it gave us some knowledge on what to look out for. Highly recommend this activity.

November 28, 2022

Very nice place, good equipment and very warming Person!

August 24, 2022


Product ID: 294535